Data specific to Daffodils (Edit)
Division: Division 4 - Double
Color: Perianth (Petals): Yellow
Color: Corona (Cups): Yellow
Description: 2 -3 double primrose yellow flowers / stem
Bloom season: L - Late Spring
Height classification: Standard (12.8" to 26.6")
Special Classes: ADS Historics
Hybridizer: Eggink Bros
Year of registration: pre 1937
Country of Origin: the Netherlands
Seed parent: Cheerfulness sport
Awards: Award of Garden Merit
Award of Merit
First Class Certificate
Links: DaffSeek - Daffodil Database
RHS - Daffodil Register

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 14 to 16"
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Other: dark green foliage
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: Award of Merit, First Class Certificate
Parentage: Sport of: Cherrfulness

Common names
  • Double Daffodil
  • Double Narcissus
  • Daffodil
Also sold as:
  • Ruth Fox

Photo Gallery
Uploaded by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-04-04
Uploaded by DianeSeeds
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-03-28
Location: My Garden, Utah
Date: 2015-03-28
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2019-04-13
Location: RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2019-04-13

Date: 2015-04-14

Date: 2004-05-02
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Critter's garden in Frederick MD
Date: 2015-04-20
typical twin blooms are outward-facing rather than nodding despit
Location: St L Daffodil Show
Date: 2016-04-09
Location: Frederick, MD
Date: 2009-04-04
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2017-04-21
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2021-10-14
Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Yellow Cheerfulness')
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  • Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 18, 2015 9:57 AM concerning plant:
    Small, sweet-scented yellow blooms nearly always come in pairs. This heirloom definitely has a "grandma's garden" feel. Plant it with its sister, 'Cheerfulness', or with other bunch-flowering daffodils for a delicate display.
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